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Fur seals signal their own decline

Data on three generations of Antarctic fur seals suggest that climate change is reducing the survival of less-fit individuals with low genetic variation, but that overall seal numbers are falling. See Letter p.462

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Figure 1: Climate change in the genes.

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Coulson, T., Clegg, S. Fur seals signal their own decline. Nature 511, 414–415 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/511414a

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